Zur Rolle der Geologie im interdiskursiven „crossing“ der Kulturen der deutschsprachigen Literatur zwischen 1960 und 1980: Botho Strauß und Hans Lebert

Title in English On the role of geology in the interdiscursive crossing of cultures in German-language literature 1960-1980: Botho Strauss, Hans Lebert


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source World Literature Studies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2021.13.4.2
Keywords Interdiscourse; Literature; Natural sciences; Geology; Germany; Nazism
Description Taking its starting point as the fact that in modern cultures, the trend towards scientific specialization is an interdisciplinary tendency, which is being examined in the literature, the study reconstructs the scope of knowledge of Botho Strauß and Hans Lebert in the period from 1960 to 1980. Knowledge in literature and the production of knowledge in works of fiction by these authors is temporarily and thematically associated with the breakup with “Geschichtsphilosophie” at the intersection of natural sciences and cultural history. This process is located in the late 1970s, which is the time of the main interest of Strauß in natural sciences. It is followed by the interpretation of the Strauß’s novel Rumor (1980), in which geology plays a major role, and Lebert’s novel Die Wolfshaut (1960). The article also presents the impact that interdisciplinarity had on the genres of “Anti-Deutschlandroman” (Strauß) or Antiheimatroman (Lebert).
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